Obama weighs long-term strategy against ISIL
                     English.news.cn | 2014-08-19 08:05:15 | Editor: An

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the press briefing room of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Aug. 18, 2014. Obama on Monday vowed to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as Iraqi and Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under U.S. air cover. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

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Obama vows long-term strategy against ISIL

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as Iraqi and Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under U.S. air cover.

The president, who broke his vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, told reporters at the White House that progress had been made since he authorized targeted airstrikes on ISIL militants on Aug. 7. Full story

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